Dr. Philippidis Interviews with FOX 13 Tampa Bay


On February 3, 2022, Associate Dean Dr. George Philippidis was invited to interview with FOX 13 Tampa Bay about Manatee County schools receiving a grant through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to purchase electric school buses for the next school year. This is a significant step in reducing CO2 emission and tailpipe pollutants into the atmosphere. Dr. Philippidis underlined that the fumes and soot that idling diesel buses, many of them old, generate around schools are harmful to the health of students and staff. Electric buses will eliminate those pollutants and provide a cleaner environment at our schools along with all the benefits of using clean electric power (such as solar and wind) instead of polluting fossil fuels, such as diesel.

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